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The New Mexico Department of Health works in many ways to promote, preserve and protect your health. Below are just a few of our programs, all of which provide some of the most requested and important services we provide to you.

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Birth & Death Certificates

Our Vital Records office collects, processes, corrects and issues copies of birth and death certificates.

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Medical Cannabis Program

Ensures patients have safe access to medicine for a number of qualifying health conditions, and licenses non-profit producers and dispensaries in the state.

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WIC is the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). It is a federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and our Public Health Division.

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Immunization Program

Request copies for shot records as well as child and adult immunization information.

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Health Facility Licensing & Certification

Our Division of Health Improvement licenses health facilities, such as hospitals and nursing homes, to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements.

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Developmental Disabilities

Our Developmental Disabilities Support Division provides service and support to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Department of Health Reports Hepatitis A Outbreak-Associated Cases in Rio Arriba County
The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports two cases of hepatitis A infection have been confirmed in Rio Arriba County. Both are related to the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak in Bernalillo County that, since last November, has accounted for most of cases in the state. The outbreak continues to primarily impact people who use injection or non-injection drugs and people experiencing homelessn...


Las Cruces Says, “Boo to the flu!” with No Cost Flu Vaccinations Offered at Two Local Hospitals (Drive-thru and Walk-in Service Provided Saturday, October 26th)
Memorial Medical Center, MountainView Regional Medical Center and the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) will simultaneously host Boo to the Flu, the annual flu vaccination event in Las Cruces, at each hospital Saturday, October 26th. Flu shots will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at both locations or while supplies last.

What's Happening at DOHFeatured Events


NMAC 7.2.2 Public Hearing (Vital Records and Statistics)
Harold Runnels Building
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Harold Runnels Building.


Community Health Worker Certification Board
La Familia Medical Center
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The public is welcome to attend this meeting. The agenda will be available 72 hours before the meeting on the Office of Community Health Workers web page.

Message from the Cabinet SecretaryKathyleen M. Kunkel

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has a strong and enduring commitment to creating conditions which enable the people of New Mexico to thrive. We are committed to improving health status, and to ensuring the availability of and equitable access to high quality health services that meet the needs of our communities.

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Why the Federal “Public Charge Rule” will Increase Healthcare Costs and Public Health Risk in New Mexico
A new federal rule is scheduled to go into effect October 15, that will reduce access to needed healthcare services, increase healthcare costs, and may precipitate public health risks like infectious...


ALERT: 5 Important Ways to Prevent West Nile and Other Mosquito-Borne Illnesses
West Nile Virus has been reported in New Mexico, and a woman in Doña Ana County was recently hospitalized for the disease. Cases of West Nile Virus in New Mexico have occurred every year since 2003....